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Research Guides: Citation

Research guides for Middle School and High School

Why Cite?

  1.  To demonstrate you have done research in order to make credible arguments.​
  2. Giving credit to the original source and acknowledging the work of researchers.​
  3. A guide for the reader to find more information about the research topic.​
  4. Avoid plagiarism by quoting, paraphrasing or using data that is not common knowledge.

 

Examples

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  • Book with one author
  • Book with two authors
  • Book with three or more authors
  • Book with editor
  • Print Periodical
  • Website
  • A posting or an article at a website
  • Online journal articles

Website - MLA

Works Cited: A Quick Guide

Gathering information about your sources:

  • Who is the author of the source?
  • What is the title of the source?
  • How was the source published?
  • Where did you find the source?
  • When was the source published?
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., New York, Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

General Websites

Example - Media